College costs/prices

Aid Is Up, Tuition Up More

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Students are getting more financial aid this year, and they'e going to need it.

High Schools and High College Costs

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Students' need for remediation is a major driver of institutions' (and families') costs, and a target for policy makers.

The 'Crisis' in Higher Ed Financing

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Anyone in search of a metaphor for the difficult financial and political situation facing American higher education had a slew to choose from at a conference on the business of higher education on Thursday. College officials are standing on a tightrope, said Stanley O. Ikenberry, trying to balance concurrent pressures to increase student access, control tuition and costs, and deal with declining financial support from governments and other traditional sources.

Surging Energy Costs

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Spike in gas and oil prices force colleges to spend millions more and try to change campus behavior.

Net Price vs. Sticker Price

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When financial aid is included, what students pay rises less sharply -- but still usually outpaces inflation, U.S. study finds.

Word Play at the MLA

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Professors choose terms -- mostly bleak ones -- to describe higher ed’s fiscal situation.

Bang for Their Bucks

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New study suggests which state higher ed systems most effectively use their funds -- and which don't.

Much Hyped Tuition Plan Falls Flat

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Miami of Ohio said private-style approach would help state residents and low-income students. Now enrollments are falling.

Happy Days Aren't Quite Here Again

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The state budget picture has been looking better lately, much to the relief of public college officials. Fewer states are pondering big budget cuts or tuition increases -- and more governors and legislators are able to sign off on salary increases, program expansions and building plans.

Don't get used to it.

Serious Message, Humorous Delivery

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College group's media campaign -- filled with comical moments -- aims to make the case for significance of higher education.

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